Nadal 2019 US Open shoes

Rafa‘s shoe of choice at this year’s US Open is the NikeCourt Zoom Cage 3 in black and bright violet. Nadal’s shoes and outfit are available on nike.com.

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Marin Cilic US Open outfit

2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic is facing Rafael Nadal today for a place in the quarterfinals. He is wearing a polo and short from the PL Rolando line named after Pierluigi Rolando, FILA‘s original creative director, back in 1971.

Marin Cilic US Open outfit

Marin Cilic US Open outfit

Marin’s outfit is available online.

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Rafa Nadal Open 2019

The second edition of the Rafa Nadal Open took place at the Rafa Nadal Academy last week.
20-year old Finn Emil Ruusuvuori dispatched Matteo Viola 6-0 6-1 in 50 minutes to claim his second Challenger title of the year. He didn’t drop a set all week, beating Yannick Maden, Pedro Martinez and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina en route to the final. Thanks to this victory, he’ll make his entry to the top 200.

But the talk of the week was Andy Murray, who, in search of match play, returned to the Challenger circuit for the first time since 2005.
The Rafa Nadal Open was Murray’s third tournament since his singles comeback in Cincinnati (loss to Gasquet). After wins over 17 year-old Imran Sibille and world number 115 Norbert Gambos, he fell to eventual runner-up Matteo Viola 6-3 4-6 6-7.
Next up for the 3-time Grand Slam champion: Zhuhai, Beijing and Antwerp.

Andy Murray and Matteo Viola

Photo credit: @rafanadalacademy

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Saint Laurent x Wilson

French luxury fashion house Saint Laurent teamed up with Wilson for the Checkered match point capsule, that includes an all-white 3-ball tennis ball set and a tennis racquet decked out with a black and white checkerboard pattern and matching racquet cover.
Balls (65) and racquet (495) will be available mid-September at Saint Laurent Rive Droite store in Paris, and are also on pre-order now on the Saint Laurent web store.

Saint Laurent x Wilson racquet

Saint Laurent x Wilson

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Bape x Wilson racquet

As part of its ongoing 25th anniversary celebration, BAPE has teamed up with Wilson for a first collaborative collection. The collection includes a camo tennis racquet and cover plus a 3-ball can, as well as a white t-shirt, a black visor, cap and headband.

The Wilson racquet comes in a special “BAPE ABC Camo Green” pattern with a head cover in “BAPE Solid Camo” collaborative graphics. The balls incorporate the Ape Head logo and come in a package exclusively designed by BAPE.

The collection will be available on Bape’s site on August 31st.